When I was a kid my mom and I lived in San Francisco for a year while she attended art school. At some point during that year I acquired this book in Chinatown, which I loved for it's beautiful illustrations. It wasn't until I was in college and a friend's Chinese fiancé freaked out when I lent him this book, that I realized that it had a communist message. (He freaked out with excitement and nostalgia because he knew the book). Little white rabbit learns a valuable lesson about how selfishness is dangerous and everyone benefits from thinking of the greater good. Whatever, I still just like the pretty pictures.
Someday I'd like to have a fig farm-- dozens of trees, but for now I only have two. This is a blog where I focus on gardening, cooking, home renovation and occasionally personal style. My main home is in Albuquerque, but for the last year (nearly!) I've been living in Southern California for work.